Flourless Chocolate Cookies

Servings: 20
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (semi, milk, bitter, whichever you prefer)
  • Maldon sea salt , for sprinkling tops (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt until well blended. Add in egg whites, egg and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips. 

  3. Drop dough by the heaping tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets, spacing cookies 2-inches apart. 

  4. Bake in preheated oven until cookies are puffed and crackled, about 14 minutes, rotating sheets to opposite rack once during baking. 
  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle tops lightly with Maldon sea salt if desired. Allow to cool on baking sheet 5 - 10 minutes, then cool on a wire rack. 

Recipe Notes

  • Recipe Source: adapted slightly from Bon Appetit
  • If making these gluten-free, be sure the powdered sugar and chocolate chips are certified gluten-free.
  • Store these cookies an airtight container at room temperature.